Peru and Money

About Peru

About Peru and Money in our Country

So you would like to join Peru Path and Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu Travel, or Cusco city tour?  Peru Path has many options for adventures and has a few suggestions when it comes to making your payment as well as being prepared for Peruvian culture when it comes to money handeling.

If you have are going to join Peru Path on one of our many options for trekking and adventures here, paying in cash for your package is the prefered option.  Even if you are spending money on the Inca Trail, or Machu Picchu, paying in cash is the easiest way for us to be able to help you.  Of course you have the option to pay with a credit card or debit card, but most companies in our country charge a 10% service fee to all transactions so the overall cost of your Cusco tour, Machu Picchu or Inca Trail journey will be more if you pay with a card.  We recommend having physical money!

Most companies require a deposit before going on your adventure.  Peru Path requests a deposit of 150$ or more to reserve your place on one of our adventures.  This money can be paid with NO extra charge through Western Union.  Peru Path also has a Paypal account but there will be an additional charge for a service fee that we will have to add if paid through Paypal.

When traveling in our country, and specifically the Cusco area as well as the area around Machu Picchu, it is important to understand how the culture views and handles foreign currencies and money.  When exchanging money when you first arrive in Peru it is very important to bring bills in good condition to exchange.  If the bills have any rip, excessive tears or wrinkles, the money exchange stores will NOT accept them.